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Old 12-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #11
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Re: framing questions

Originally Posted by roach711
... You need at least a decent table saw to make true face frames ...
Not if you know what you are doing. You would be amazed at what a really good trim carpenter can do with a hand held circular saw. David is a really good trim carpenter.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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Re: framing questions

I went with metal studs/track for our framing. I'm not that good with wood and metal with a pair of tin snipes was so much easier for me. Plus if you have an issue, moving a wall or adjusting a stud is as easy as backing out a few screws and making your adjustment.
I'm sure the people that are good with wood could do the very same thing though. No right or wrong way to do it.... just get out there and have fun with it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #13
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Re: framing questions

I went with 2" x 2" studs and 3/8" (sometimes 1/2") plywood for walls, screwed together.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:22 PM   #14
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Re: framing questions

I used 2x3'' , for all the framing encluding counters, and beds. took a reg 2x4 and cut to a true 2x3'', they dont have a that bulky look to them and maybe a bit stronger then a 2x2, u allso get a nice flat surface on one side.

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:55 PM   #15
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Re: framing questions

Originally Posted by lornaschinske
Some partition walls are trimmed down flush lauan interior doors
I just gotta say, using those doors as walls is crazy brilliant. I love this group!
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #16
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Re: framing questions

Thanks to Lorna and Chev49 for the input on fridges and safety...

I spent '(many years ago) 11 days in UCSD burn center after one of those went up in my 29' trailer'
Sticks and staples style... Nothing left but the metal floor frame and the propane tanks.
60' flames and very hot... DO NOT take short cuts when dealing with (enclosures) fridges, especially LP units.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:42 AM   #17
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Re: framing questions

On this page of my thread, there is some information about making face frames, and installing them. You'll have to excuse the section about my dogs.

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